Thursday, August 21, 2014

words move me

"Courage doesn't equal right;
courage equals stepping out and trying."

annie f. downs

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

words move me

"Safe? 
Who said anything about safe?
'course He isn't safe.
But he's good. 
He's the King, I tell you."

Chronicles of Narnia

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

words move me

Wild obedience will take you to impossible places. It doesn’t demand experience or education.
Wild obedience will stretch you and make you uncomfortable. It will cost you more than you want to give up, but it will give your more than you’ve ever had.
Wild obedience will point you to your purpose in life and fill you with peace. It will replace your carefully planned life with audacious faith and impossible dreams.
Wild obedience will insist that you Get alone and be with God.
Wild obedience will rescue you from you.

kristen welch

Monday, August 18, 2014

words move me

Admitting what bothers me exposes what I most deeply long for. When I know what I long for, I become more fully alive.

Perhaps love touches our souls more deeply than pain.
emily freeman

Friday, August 15, 2014

grandma is the funnest!

i am so thankful for my relationship with my mom. she pours into me in so many ways. and i love every minute i get with her. this summer we haven't gotten to see each other as much as usual...because of LIFE. good AND hard stuff.

but we got to spend the morning with her the other day and she wanted to surprise my kids with some FUN. she brought them each a bottle of silly string...but first had them turn around...

and she got THEM first! :-)





isn't she the funnest??
and somehow, amidst all that, and the kids and their stories and all, we still got to visit and share our hearts...between the 2 of us. she is such a gift to me. and loves me so well.

words move me

"If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me."

Jeremiah 29:13

date night

pat and i have been better at going on dates together the last few months than we have been in the first 15 years of our marriage. partly because pat has felt challenged in this area. and partly because we have a daughter old enough to be a babysitter and do it gladly!

we are LOVING it!!

pat hasn't bought a suit since we got married. he doesn't have to wear suits to work usually, but he has a couple big meetings coming up that he is going to need them for. and he REALLY needs a new one. so, our task on this date night was to get him a suit.

we are GOOD when we shop together. we were in and out of 1 store in 30 minutes and purchased (and had him fitted for alterations!) 2 suits, 4 shirts and 4 ties. boom. done.
then we went to my new FAVORITE restaurant - CAVA.
i dream about this place.
think chipotle meets greece.
ah...it's amazing. and healthy. and SO good!
we had some pretty serious conversation and i kinda think we're going to remember that dinner forever and ever. it was one of THOSE conversations.
we had been so efficient with our "task" that we even had time to rent a movie when we got home!